08/01/14 11:39am

The Southern Towers Farmers Market vendors provide the best in local, national, international and exotic produce. The Farmer’s Market is located at 4901 Seminary Road in the Seminary Hill/Beauregard neighborhood.

Eat Fresh…Be Healthy!

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08/01/14 11:32am

The Del Ray Farmers Market is a year round farmers market that offers a wide range of selections, including vegetables, produce, and really GREAT eggs. The market runs from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon year round at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information about this farmer’s market visit this link. Eat Fresh – Eat Healthy!

For more community events, visit our community events calendar. Do you have an event you’d like to add? Email me at this link.

08/01/14 11:24am

These guys were GREAT when they performed in John Carlyle Square Park last summer. They will be performing at Market Square tonight in front of City Hall at 7:30 PM.  Bring a folding chair or sit around the fountain or benches in front of City Hall.

Sudden M Pac Band is a group of seasoned music professionals who together make up decades of musical experience. They all share one thing in common—keeping classic soul and R&B alive. Sudden M Pac Band is an all R&B and Soul band who are steadily winning fans and devotees wherever they seem to play.

Sudden M Pac Band performs at John Carlyle Square Park on July 11, 2013

08/01/14 11:16am
Condominium for sale in the Parker Gray area of Alexandria, Virginia

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, August 2-3, 2014. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our listings.

Got a home to sell or rent? Add it to our listings at this link and get a beautiful, well-organized listing that works across PC, tablet and mobile in minutes.

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08/01/14 8:50am

Metrorail
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 1-3 with service adjustments for track work on the Red Line only beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday. Buses will replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten.

Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

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07/31/14 5:09pm
Friendship Fire Company members prepare to participate in a parade in Alexandria, Virginia

Friendship Fire Company members prepare to participate in a parade in Alexandria, Virginia (Circa 1905)

In honor of the Friendship Firehouse Festival which is happening THIS Saturday, here’s a look back at the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria.

While no longer an active firefighting organization, the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association continues as one of the oldest fire companies in the country. The Association promotes fire and life safety education programs, awards scholarships, and maintains historic firefighting artifacts at the Friendship Firehouse Museum. The firehouse, located at 107 South Alfred Street in Old Town Alexandria, is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net. To read an early history of the Friendship Fire Company, click this link (PDF file).

07/31/14 4:57pm

Station 650 rises in Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia

Station 650 – a green, mixed-use development of 183 luxury apartments and approximately 2,500 square feet of retail space is rising in the Potomac Yard neighborhood.

If you are looking for a nice apartment, here’s what Station 650 will offer residents when it comes on line in early 2015.

The wood-frame building, designed by KTGY Group and built by Clark Builders Group, will include 10 loft units with park views and eight affordable dwelling units as well as one- and two-bedroom market rate apartments. Luxury finishes will include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring, and full-size washers and dryers. Residents will have access to an on-site club room, fitness center and game room, as well as a dog wash station and a bicycle workshop on the first floor with direct access from outside the building. Courtyard amenities will include a fire pit, a demonstration kitchen with bar, multiple grilling and seating areas and a reflecting pool with movie/water wall. The five-story building will include 239 covered parking spaces on the first floor and underground.

Station 650 is part of The Exchange at Potomac Yard which is a 1.9 million-square-foot development with a planned 800,000 square feet of office and hotel space, 100,000 square feet of retail, 1,700 units of residential, and a new Metro station.